Tenant's Guide

Tenant’s Guide To Renting Property In The UAE

It might seem a challenging task to rent a house in the UAE, especially for those new to the process. This is why our experienced real estate agents have curated a comprehensive step-by-step tenant’s guide for property for rent. It will help you find a rental property in Dubai easily and without any hassle. Better yet, contact us and let us give you a detailed consultation so you can get started!

What to keep in mind when renting a property in the UAE:

Budgeting is crucial for renting a home, as will help you determine what is affordable for you. Once you choose your budget, you can narrow down your choices and find your dream home to rent and move in. To decide your budget, factor in monthly running costs like utilities and DEWA and upfront costs like rent, deposit, and commissions.
Work with a trustworthy, RERA-certified real estate broker to find a great place to rent. They will assist you throughout the process, from keeping you abreast of the latest listings to suggesting good rental options. A RERA-qualified broker can also negotiate lease terms, service charges, and rental payments.

As soon as you find a property to rent, make an offer. However, when you make your request come prepared with the following to secure the property and finalize the deal:


  • Your visa and Emirates ID
  • Three cheques for the deposit (two cheques should be in the landlord’s name and the third one in the brokerage’s name)
  • First rental payment
  • A refundable security deposit
  • Broker’s commission

Once all the lease aspects are finalized, and the annual rent is agreed upon, your broker will use the Unified Ejari Contract. As soon as you sign the tenancy contract, and your cheques clear, you will receive the keys to your rental property. It means the tenancy agreement is made, and it is time to move in.

Another essential aspect to highlight is registering your tenancy with Ejari. You will have to do it after you sign the tenancy agreement. It is mandatory, and you can do it at different centres across Dubai. For this, you will need:


  • A copy of your tenancy contract
  • A copy of the ID of your landlord
  • A copy of the title deed

You will also need this to ensure Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) connection, which you can set up right after you register.


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